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Nimalan YoganathanShoebomber - Cantus In Memory Of Lasantha Wickramatunga [pan036] (March 24, 2009)

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The listener is guided through evolving imaginary landscapes where the gray area between synthesized sounds and their natural counterparts is explored. Electronic gestures and polyrhythms harmonize with field recordings of the bustling cities, temples and rainforests of Southeast Asia. Technology is not used to infringe upon ecological and cultural soundscapes, but accentuates their musical and ephemeral nature.

This audio is part of the collection: Panospria
It also belongs to collection: Netlabels

Artist/Composer: Nimalan Yoganathan
Date: 2009-03-24
Keywords: Dub; Electroacoustic; Hip-hop

Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada


Mastered by Paul Keeley.
Cover Design by Michael Jachner.

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Subject: reviews from Disquiet, Inadaequat and Quart
The musical moniker of Montreal-based Nimalan Yoganathan isn’t going to do him much good at customs (it’s Shoebomber), even if the Banksy-style cover art gives the name a pop spin. But his Cantus in Memory of Lasantha Wickramatunga, named for an assassinated Sri Lankan journalist, should get him all the right sort of attention. Its four tracks deftly blend synthesized rhythms, borrowed funk, and found field recordings. The opening track employs a brief loop of what could be African pop — taking a horn part and, with repetition, stretching it into something trance-inducing.

And better yet, Yoganthan isn’t just looping for its own sake. Each track on Cantus changes as it proceeds. That first song, “Le Petit Sauvage,” for example, moves through backwards-warped samples and clubby beats before it comes to a close. Also particularly recommended is “Sangam Dub,” the arid rhythms of which could be a downtempo Timbaland production.

Marc, Disquiet



Jetzt erst einmal richtig hingesetzt : aufrecht und den Kopf schön in der Mitte zwischen den Stereo- Boxen : Die Soundlandschaften , die der Kanadier Nimalan Yoganatha aka Shoebomber anhand von Beat- czz-hoerempfehlungLinien durchquert , sind herrlich ins stereophone Spektrum gelegt : Hier spriessen harmonische Schnipsel , dort breiten sich subtile Field Recordings aus und das alles perforiert von minimen elektroakustischen Mustern . Sein “Cantus In Memory Of Lasantha Wickramatunga” , eben bei Panospria erschienen , ist eine der elaboriertesten Entdeckungen innerhalb der Netlabel- Szene der letzten Monate . Auf geht die Reise in den aufregenden Sound- Raum …



Igazán érdekes és besorolhatatlan félórás ingyenlemezt készített a kanadai Shoebomber (az illusztrációból kiderül, hogy az iraki cipődobáló újságíró ihlette a művésznevet). "Elképzelt hangtájképek", nyüzsgő városok és esőerdők felidézése a célja; amit pedig hallunk, abban van elidegenített funk, hiphop, dub, dubstep, afropop és ambient, meg talán mesterségesen megalkotott hangfelvételek ázsiai utcákról (ha jól értem) - mindezt pedig valami furcsa "kísérleti" elektronikával kezeli meg az alkotó, de úgy, hogy az eredmény meg is marad a tánczene közelében, de közben meg mégsem. Nemcsak nehezen kategorizálható, de többszöri hallgatásra is izgalmas zene.

Rónai András, Quart

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